EU to propose plastic pollution fee for ships, leaked document suggests

The 'polluter pays' principle should apply to the collection of maritime waste, and cost recovery systems for maritime waste should be incentivised, according to a leaked EU position document

The 'polluter pays' principle should apply to the collection of maritime waste, and cost recovery systems for maritime waste at port reception facilities should be incentivised, according to a leaked EU position document to be sent to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The document seen by ENDS suggests that cost recovery systems “can be based on a 100% indirect fee for waste to be paid irrespective of the actual delivery of waste”.

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